Since the introduction of the new 2010 census, there has been an increase in the amount of debate over illegal immigration and the negative effects it would create. The main thing would be how many electoral districts would benefit, while others would suffer losses. Patrick Buchanan has a well written essay on the very topic.
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”From “A Tale of Two Cities,” Sydney Carton’s words, as he rode the tumbrel to the guillotine, came to mind on reading the latest statistics on what open borders has done to a Republican Party that altruistically embraced it.
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that, since 1980, some 25.2 million immigrants have entered legally and been granted permanent status with “green cards” to work and become citizens.
“Immigration, Political Realignment and the Demise of Republican Political Prospects” is the title of the CIS report, which understates the crisis. Bottom line: The more immigrants in an electoral district, the more grim the GOP prospects.
Certainly, the main cause of this is the fact that America’s borders remain open, and ready to take in and house those who wish to become citizens. However, without proper legislation it has allowed an influx of illegals to enter and drastically change the political map.
The more immigrants who come in and become citizens, the more Democratic the country becomes.Why? Almost all immigrants, legal and illegal, are poorer and less skilled than Americans, and depend far more upon government.
According to CIS, of recent immigrants who became citizens by 2008, by 55-30 they identified as Democrats. Among immigrants who have not yet become citizens, 70 percent identify as Democrats, 15 percent as Republicans. The sooner Democrats get them naturalized, registered and voting, the sooner the bell tolls for the Grand Old Party.
Understandable is it that the Democratic party would appear to be beneficial to illegals seeking citizenry, being that they seem to offer so many entitlement programs to “help” them succeed. On the contrary, without the proper education as to how the Liberty of America and its way of Life, they see the Republican party as a roadblock to their prosperity.
So, what is to be done?
First, an offensive against the administration for laxity in enforcing our immigration laws against businesses that hire illegals. Each time a business is forced to let illegal workers go, the jobs go to some of our 25 million unemployed and underemployed.
Second, a Put-Americans-First moratorium on legal immigration until U.S. unemployment falls below 6 percent.
However, there should be a third and very important issue. It should be that the Republican party become one of education and embracement to those who are already here. They should not only educate them as to proper citizenship, but educate them to what America really is. One of Freedom, Prosperity and Liberty.